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Late Pins Catapult Clarkston Over Riverside

Cory Thivierge's pin at 178 pounds Tuesday turned the tide and allowed Clarkston to beat Riverside 42-33 in a Frontier League wrestling match at Chattaroy. The Bantams (1-2) trailed 33-6 before Thivierge took the mat against Jared Bailey. Clarkston won the final six matches - four by pin and two by forfeit. Joben Nuesse (122) of the Rams (1-2) had a 15-0 technical fall over John Call.

Focused Lake City Blurs Past Lakeland

One may find this difficult to believe, but Lake City High School boys basketball coach Jim Winger took his team's non-league game Saturday night against winless Lakeland as seriously as he had the league opener the night before. His pregame speech wasn't Vince Lombardi, but Winger cautioned his team not to come out flat.

Cheney Girls Start Quickly In Pursuit Of Another Title

After one week of Frontier League basketball, Cheney's girls appear primed for a repeat performance. Anna Getz had 15 rebounds and eight assists Saturday as the defending champion Blackhawks (2-0, 8-2) earned a 55-44 win over visiting East Valley (1-1, 4-4), which figures to be one of Cheney's top pursuers. Cheney has won seven straight. Cheney led 32-29 in the third quarter when it began a 16-5 streak over 6 minutes.

Herbert-Led Lc Downs Lewiston

Lake City bounced back from an Inland Empire League loss two days earlier to knock off the Lewiston Bengals 58-51 in a girls basketball game Saturday in Coeur d'Alene. Timberwolves sophomore Lindsay Herbert scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds and had four assists as LC rebounded from a 53-46 loss to Sandpoint on Thursday. LC improved to 3-1 and 8-4. Lewiston fell to 1-1 and 3-3.

Ferris Trio Helps Team To Second-Place Finish

Ferris had the individual stars but Kamiakin had the depth during Saturday's sixth annual Inland Empire Cup team all-around gymnastics championship at North Central. Liz Miller of Ferris won the vault and joined teammate Kacey Fredrickson to win the all-around. Also, the Saxons' Kim George won the uneven bars and Ferris placed second in three individual events. Yet Kamiakin of Kennewick outscored Ferris 120-118.05 for the team title, led by floor exercise champion Jamie Conrad. Sara Schilling teamed with Conrad for second in the all-around, and Kamiakin's Jeni Gale and Karen Bird placed third all-around.

U-Hi Wins As Meyers Hits 35.75

Kim Meyers and her University gymnastics team show no signs of letting up. Meyers won every event and the three-time defending champion Titans cruised to a win Thursday in a Greater Spokane League-opening three-way meet at Mead. Meyers scored 35.75 points, just a shade less than what she totaled in winning last year's District 8-AAA all-around.

Gsl Records Come Down In Rare Offensive Display

The offensive disease that spread through the Greater Spokane League in 1995 was contagious. And it was hardly disabling. A number of impressive high school football records were established throughout Washington during the regular season.

T-Wolves Should Make Big Waves

Changes are in store at the state high school swim meet Saturday at Idaho Falls. Team point totals may skyrocket as a result of scoring through 16th place. In the past, nine placers scored. Now, point totals double, including 18 points for an individual victory and 40 points for a relay win.

Mullan Earns Top Nsl Seed

Kim Rohwer celebrates her goal that starts Ferris to a 3-1 state-qualifying win over Lewis and Clark on Monday. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Ferris Beats Lc, Goes To State

Kim Rohwer celebrates her goal that starts Ferris to a 3-1 state-qualifying soccer win over Lewis and Clark on Monday. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Ferris Tops Lc, Wins Top Seed

Ferris proved its mettle Saturday, beating three top teams to win the Cavanaugh's Inns/GSL District volleyball tournament at Spokane Falls Community College. Second-seeded Ferris capped its impressive day by outlasting No. 3 Lewis and Clark 18-16, 15-13, 8-15, 15-8 on the strength of Missy Blackshire's 15 kills and eight blocks. Sarah Hiss had 14 kills and 15 digs for LC. Friday's first round at the Region IV-AAA Tournament in Wenatchee is: GSL No. 1 Ferris vs. Big Nine No. 4 Wenatchee; GSL No. 2 LC vs. Big Nine No. 3 Davis; GSL No. 3 Gonzaga Prep vs. Big Nine No. 2 Pasco; and GSL No. 4 North Central vs. Big Nine No. 1 Walla Walla.

Mead Earns District Spot; Shadle Out

Mead filled out the District 8-AAA volleyball field after Tuesday's 16-14, 15-7, 11-15, 15-11 Greater Spokane League season-ending win at Rogers. Jessica Sanborn had 11 kills, eight digs and four blocks for Mead (6-10), which edged out five-time state champion Shadle Park (5-11) for the sixth and final spot to district. Shadle lost at Ferris, 11-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-11. Rogers (2-14) led Mead 12-7 and 14-11 in the first game before letting it slip away. Teana Scott had 16 kills and nine blocks for the Pirates, who rallied from 11-5 down to win the third game.

Fife Bests G-Prep For Volleyball Crown

The Greater Spokane League won the lion's share of top placings at Saturday's Crossover Classic volleyball tournament, but out-of-towner Fife took the top prize. Fife, the top-ranked team in the Class AA ranks, beat GSL champion Gonzaga Prep 15-4, 15-10 in the final at Lewis and Clark. GSL runner-up Ferris finished fourth after a 15-12 loss to Pasco in the consolation final.

Wallace, Clark Fork Earn Trips To State

The Wallace and Clark Fork high school volleyball teams earned berths to state Saturday while Coeur d'Alene's bid to be a playing host at state fell short. Coeur d'Alene fell to Nampa 16-14, 15-6 in an A-1 playoff at Riggins. The Vikings finish the season 19-21. The Viks led 14-13 in the first game, but the Bulldogs were able to side out. Nampa then closed out the game with serves CdA was unable to return.

Fayant’s Strong, Late Surge Lets Mead Maintain Status

As Pat Tyson gazed into the distance Wednesday, he saw three Ferris runners leading all of his Mead boys at the 1-mile marker. For any cross country coach, especially one of Tyson's stature, that bit of information meant one thing: an automatic Ferris win if nothing changed in the next 2 miles. One thing did change - and it wasn't Mead's long-standing domination of the Greater Spokane League.

Sandpoint, Cda Shake Off Opponents

Two North Idaho high school volleyball leagues began postseason play Tuesday while seeding for a district tournament in a third league was determined. In the Inland Empire League's A-1 Region I Tournament, top-seeded and defending state champion Sandpoint shook off some spotty play to down No. 4 Lake City 15-13, 15-10 at Sandpoint. In the other first-round match at Lewiston, No. 3 Coeur d'Alene rebounded from a shaky start to knock off the second-seeded Bengals 8-15, 15-6, 15-3.

Clarkston Clinches Title For Fourth Time Since ‘91

Amy Metcalf served 14 consecutive third-game points Tuesday as Clarkston (10-0) beat visiting Riverside 15-4, 15-6, 15-3 to clinch at least a tie for the Frontier League volleyball title. Crystal Poskey added eight assists and six digs for the Bantams, also champs from 1991-93. Erin Nelson had four kills and four digs for the Rams (0-10). Clarkston's closest pursuer, East Valley (7-2), beat visiting Colville 15-2, 15-10, 10-15, 15-9 as Kelli Haye had 11 aces, including three to complete the fourth game.

Sandpoint Girls Get Soccer Berth

Third-seeded Sandpoint completed its week of surprises Saturday as Elisa Scherb scored the only goal in an A-1 Region I girls soccer championship win over Coeur d'Alene at Moscow. Sandpoint (10-3-2) clinched a berth to the state championship. On a free kick, Scherb deflected the ball just over the head of Vikings goalkeeper Racheal Stormogipson.

St. George’s Boys, Harvill Win Titles

The St. George's boys and Melissa Harvill of St. George's were big winners Saturday in Washington's unofficial State B cross country meet at Big Ben Golf Course in Wilbur. Led by second-place Christian Laugen, the defending state champ, St. George's scored 27 points. Pomeroy was second with 46, while defending state champ Northwest Christian took third with 49. Dusty Lopez of Trout Lake won the race, completing the 3.1 miles in 16 minutes, 36.5 seconds. Laugen ran 17:16.7 and third-place Paul Barr of Pomeroy ran 17:20.6.

Wv Boys Move Closer To Crown

West Valley emitted the loudest signals during Thursday's high-powered Frontier League cross country meet at Plantes Ferry Park. WV's second-ranked boys gobbled up four of the top six positions in soundly defeating seventh-ranked East Valley and Colville. Although the third-ranked WV girls fell to top-ranked and defending State AA champion EV, the 27-28 margin was scary enough to make the Knights take note.